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Re: Stayed too long at the fair

Posted by ESC on February 08, 2005

In Reply to: Stayed too long at the fair posted by Susan on February 08, 2005

: Can anyone tell me the origin and meaning of the phrase "stayed too long at the fair". Thank you, Susan.

There's a song. But I don't know if that is the original use:

I wanted the music to play on forever
Have I stayed too long at the fair?
I wanted the clown to be constantly clever
Have I stayed too long at the fair?
I brought me blue ribbons to tie up my hair
But I couldn't find anybody to care
The merry-go-round is beginning to slow now
Have I stayed too long at the fair?
There is nothing to win,
And there's no one to want me...